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35 Rangers’ Etem, Stalberg look to fill holes

GREENBURGH – The Rangers team that went to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final last May lost two top-nine forwards: Carl Hagelin, who had to be traded for salary-cap reasons, and Martin St. Louis, who retired after his production slipped in the second half of the season. To a…

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35 Vigneault: Zuccarello 100 percent medically cleared

Confirming a report here a few weeks ago, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault told NHL.com Friday that winger Mats Zuccarello is “100 percent cleared” for training camp. Zuccarello suffered a concussion and skull injury, and some memory loss and vision problems, when he was hit in the head by a Ryan…

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207 Rangers’ draft in review

Thoughts: 1) Right now, at this very moment, I think the Rangers are not as good as they were when they last played a hockey game. That’s just me. But when they were eliminated, I thought that they had only one legit first-line player, and he proved once again incapable…

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173 NHL Awards show tonight … let the Rangers’ action begin

[polldaddy poll=8947045 align=”left”] Vegas, baby! The NHL Awards show — a usually ridiculous, barely entertaining, at times insufferable extravaganza of strained jokes and questionable music — is tonight in Las Vegas. And, yes, the team that had the best regular-season in the NHL, has just two finalists for any award…

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31 Rangers’ “breakup day” interviews

Sorry for the delay, but I typed these out and it took a while … will post my story and notebook in the morning. Here are some of the interviews with more to come later on. From breakup day: Mats Zuccarello: “The doctors say I’m going to be fine, just…

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442 Rangers’ breakup day … more later

Headed over to Rangers’ breakup day today … it’s a tedious day normally. Can’t wait. Will tweet out some stuff as we go, for those who follow the Peabrain Paradise. Probably won’t get much chance to blog during the day. But will blog afterward. Question for you guys: Do you…

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360 Game 7: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for a great photo gallery by Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column on another failed season for Henrik Lundqvist. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from Game 7. Click here to see Josh’s notebook, about Ryan McDonagh’s broken foot, etc. Click here for…

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191 Game 7: Lightning 2, Rangers 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR; post-game interview transcripts courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: Lightning 2, Rangers 0. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        HOT AT THE DOT – The Rangers recorded a single-game playoff-high 40 faceoff wins in the…

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665 Game 7: Lightning at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=8900339 align=”left”] Game 7. Lightning at Rangers. As I mentioned thrice during the Washington series and prior to Game 6 in this series, this could be our final “It’s Go Time!” of the season. I hope not because this has kind of been a crazy place these last…

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